Mock Test #1 – Road Rules, Signs, and Signals

Driver's Mock Test #1 - Road Rules

#1: The road is marked with white diagonal stripes bordered by a broken white line. What does it mean?

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Areas of white diagonal stripes or chevrons separate traffic lanes or to protect traffic turning right. If the area is bordered by a broken white line, you should not enter the area unless it is necessary and you can see that it is safe to do so.

Highway code rule: 130.

#2: When you signal your intentions to others, those signals are normally given by direction indicators and/or:

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Signals warn and inform other road users, including pedestrians of your intended actions. Use them to advise other road users before changing course or direction, stopping or moving off.

Highway code rule: 103.

#3: You are braking on a slippery road. Your wheels lock and your car begins to skid. What is the FIRST thing you should do?

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Remove the cause of the skid by releasing the brake pedal fully.

Highway code rule: 119.

#4: What does a centre line marking with broken white lines and short gaps mean?

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Where forward visibility is restricted or on the approach to some other hazard, the centre line marking lengthens and the gaps shorten. It means that there is a hazard ahead

Highway code rule: 127.

#5: You are approaching this junction where a red traffic signal is shown. You wish to turn. Where should you stop?

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Some signal-controlled junctions have advanced stop lines to allow cycles to be positioned ahead of other traffic. Motorists, including motorcyclists, must stop at the first white line reached if the lights are amber or red and should avoid blocking the way or encroaching on the marked area at other times, e.g. if the junction ahead is blocked.

Highway code rule: 178.

#6: When are you allowed you stop on a motorway?

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You may only stop in an emergency or breakdown.

Do not stop on the hard shoulder to either make or receive mobile phone calls.

Highway code rules: 270, 277.

#7: When approaching this bend you should:

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Take extra care on country roads and reduce your speed at approaches to bends, which can be sharper than they appear.

Highway code rule: 154.

#8: You are turning right onto a dual carriageway. It has a very narrow central reservation. What should you do?

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When crossing or turning right onto dual carriageways, first assess whether the central reservation is deep enough to protect the full length of your vehicle.
  • If it is, then you should treat each half of the carriageway as a separate road. Wait in the central reservation until there is a safe gap in the traffic on the second half of the road.
  • If the central reservation is too shallow for the length of your vehicle, wait until you can cross both carriageways in one go.


Highway code rule: 173.

#9: When driving through a tunnel it is a good idea to:

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When driving through a tunnel make sure you look out for variable message signs. Follow the instructions given by the signs or by tunnel officials. Accidents in tunnels can lead to serious casualties.

Highway code rule: 146.

#10: There is a red light at a puffin crossing ahead. Pedestrians are crossing. The red light will stay on until:

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The electronic device will automatically detect that the pedestrians have reached a safe position.

If the signal-controlled crossing is not working, proceed with extreme caution.

Highway code rule: 199.

#11: When you approach road chicanes or narrowings, you must:

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Traffic calming measures such as road humps, chicanes and narrowings are intended to slow you down.

Highway code rule: 153.

#12: At night you approach a pedestrian wearing reflective clothing and carrying a bright white light. What should you expect ahead?

Large groups of people walking together should use wear fluorescent clothes in daylight and reflective clothes in the dark. At night, a look-out in front should show a white light and the one at the back a red light. People on the outside of large groups should also carry lights and wear reflective clothing.

Highway code rule: 5.

#13: In which situation must you always stop your vehicle?

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You must always stop when signalled to do so by a police or traffic officer, traffic warden, school crossing patrol. When the amber light is flashing at a pelican crossing, you must give way to any pedestrians on the crossing. If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.

Highway code rules: 105, 106.

#14: You are driving on a city street. Before stopping it is important to:

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Always use your mirrors in good time before you signal or change direction or speed.

Highway code rule: 161.

#15: Which glasses should not be worn when driving at night?

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At night or in poor visibility, do not use tinted glasses, lenses or visors if they restrict your vision.

Highway code rule: 94.

#16: You are on a two-lane dual carriageway. For which of the following would you use the right-hand lane?

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On a two-lane dual carriageway you should stay in the left-hand lane. Use the right-hand lane for overtaking or turning right. After overtaking, move back to the left-hand lane when it is safe to do so.

Highway code rule: 137.

#17: Which sign marks a Zebra crossing?

 
 
 
 
The sign is used only at Zebra crossings.

#18: When you see this sign in front you should:

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Home Zones are places where people could be using the whole of the road for a range of activities such as children playing or for a community event. You should drive slowly and carefully and be prepared to stop to allow people extra time to make space for you to pass them in safety.

Highway code rule: 218.

#19: Compared to a passenger car, the stopping distance of a large vehicle is:

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Large vehicles need a greater distance to stop.

Highway code rule: 126.

#20: Travelling for long distances in neutral is known as coasting. How does coasting affect your driving?

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Coasting can reduce driver control because
  • engine braking is eliminated
  • vehicle speed downhill will increase quickly
  • increased use of the footbrake can reduce its effectiveness
  • steering response will be affected, particularly on bends and corners
  • it may be more difficult to select the appropriate gear when needed.


Highway code rule: 122.

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How to Use Mock Test to Prepare for Your Driving Licence Exam

This first multiple-choice test has 20 questions about road rules, signs, and signals. You should correctly answer 17 of these questions before continuing. Result is shown at the end of the test!

Like all of our mock tests, questions are drawn from a larger pool – a different pool for each mock test!

U.K. Highway Code

Remember, you need to know most of the road rules found in the U.K. Highway Code to pass the exam.

The Highway Code is also an excellent source later in life, when you need to check facts or refresh your knowledge.

Study Tips

When you study the Highway Code, use notes to rewrite information with your own words. The longer, the better.

Scribbling down road rules with your own words triggers a reflecting process which helps you learn faster and better.

If possible, discuss rules, questions, and answers with a teacher or a parent. They can give you helpful advice or insights. After studying the code or handbooks, take as many practice tests as you need. Mock questions will cover all areas necessary to pass the DVSA examination. But remember, quality first, quantity second. Don’t try to memorise answers. Focus on true understanding.

You will most likely miss one or two questions on each mock test. Understand why you miss a question and try to find patterns in your weaknesses. Did you read too quickly? Did you jump at an answer without reading all options? Or did you simply not know the answer?

The best learning comes from drilling your weaknesses to perfection.

Road Rules – Found an Error?

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